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Hawks Inn


This Greek Revival Inn, built by Nelson P. Hawks, has been described as an “unsurpassed example of an early stagecoach stop.” It was the center of social and political life in the frontier village of Delafield, Wisconsin.

Built two years before Wisconsin became a state, Hawks Inn welcomed farmers in search of a homestead, trappers, traders, territorial politicians, and miners in search of a strike in the lead mines of western Wisconsin.

Renovated and refurbished as a historic site, Hawks Inn is a Wisconsin Landmark on the National Register of Historic Sites and open for public tours. Modern visitors will find it easy to imagine themselves as pioneer travelers when they step across the threshold of Delafield’s historic Hawks Inn.

Inn Open for Tours

Open year round
Wednesdays 9AM–Noon
Saturdays 1PM to 4PM

History Center

Open year round
Wednesdays 9AM–Noon
Saturdays 1PM to 4PM

Current Art Exhibit and Sales

19th & 20th Century American Art
September 30, 2023
through February 3, 2024

Special Showings & Small Groups
by Appointment
(262) 646-4794

Upcoming Events

New Art Exhibit begins
September 30, 2023 | All Day

American Art 19th and 20th Century Exhibit
September 30, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Delafield History Center Open
September 30, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Become a Friend of Hawks Inn

Your donation will go to promote the preservation of Hawks Inn and the Delafield History Center to maximize the education and cultural opportunities offered by the Hawks Inn Historical Society